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Useful Tropical Plants

Schizostachyum beddomei

(C.E.C.Fisch.) R.B.Majumdar

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Teinostachyum wightii Bedd.

Teinostachyum beddomei C.E.C.Fisch.

Common Name:

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General Information

Schizostachyum beddomei is an evergreen, perennial, clump-forming bamboo with short rhizomes. The culms are usually leaning, from 3 - 6 metres long, 25 - 37mm in diameter with internodes 35 - 45cm long.
The culms are gathered from the wild for local use in weaving and basket making.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - southern India.

Habitat

Undergrowth of tall tree forests at elevations of 900 - 1,500 metres[
361
Title
Bamboos of India: A Compendium
Publication
 
Author
Seethalakshmi K.K., Muktesh Kumar M.S.
Website
http://www.inbar.int/publication/txt/tr17/default.htm
Publisher
Brill.
Year
2002
ISBN
8186247254
Description
A very good book giving botanical descriptions of the plants with brief notes on subjects such as uses, habitat and range. It is also available to view on the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Bamboos have an interesting method of growth. Each plant produces a number of new stems annually - these stems grow to their maximum height in their first year of growth, subsequent growth in the stem being limited to the production of new side branches and leaves. In the case of some mature tropical species the new stem could be as much as 30 metres tall, with daily increases in height of 30cm or more during their peak growth time. This makes them some of the fastest-growing species in the world[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
Like many species of bamboo, this species grows for many years without flowering and then most, if not all plants in the species come into flowering at the same time. The flowering can last for more than a year, the plants usually exhausting themselves in the process and then dying[
361
Title
Bamboos of India: A Compendium
Publication
 
Author
Seethalakshmi K.K., Muktesh Kumar M.S.
Website
http://www.inbar.int/publication/txt/tr17/default.htm
Publisher
Brill.
Year
2002
ISBN
8186247254
Description
A very good book giving botanical descriptions of the plants with brief notes on subjects such as uses, habitat and range. It is also available to view on the Internet.
,
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]. We have no more information for this species, but at least some bamboos can recover after flowering, though it can take several years, and it has been said that the application of chemical fertilizers at this time will only serve to ensure the plant dies[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The culms are used for making mats, baskets and for fencing[
361
Title
Bamboos of India: A Compendium
Publication
 
Author
Seethalakshmi K.K., Muktesh Kumar M.S.
Website
http://www.inbar.int/publication/txt/tr17/default.htm
Publisher
Brill.
Year
2002
ISBN
8186247254
Description
A very good book giving botanical descriptions of the plants with brief notes on subjects such as uses, habitat and range. It is also available to view on the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-02-27. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Schizostachyum+beddomei>

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